UBOX Mini: Transforming M.2 NVMe SSDs into 9.5mm Thin U.2 NVMe SSDs

This state-of-the-art device enhances the versatility of your storage capabilities, facilitating a proficient conversion between M.2 and 9.5mm U.2 Solid State Drives. Such critical functionality renders it an irreplaceable asset in any setting where robust data management is imperative.

 

Features

 

1. Superior Data Transfer Speed: Enables rapid data transfers up to 40Gb (4000MB).

 

2. M.2 to U.2 Conversion Capability: Facilitates the transformation of M.2 NVMe SSDs into a 2.5" NVMe SSD, maintaining a sleek 9.5mm thin form factor.

 

3. Conforming U.2 Interface: Aligns with the dimensions and connector location (SFF8639) of a conventional U.2 SSD.

 

4. Broad Compatibility: Accommodates M.2 NVMe SSDs of diverse lengths ranging from 42mm to 80mm (2242, 2260, 2280).

 

5. Durable Construction: Equipped with a metal chassis for heightened protection of the M.2 SSD.

 

6. Optimal Thermal Management: UBOX Mini is equipped with an integrated heat sink and an adhesive heat pad to ensure the health and longevity of the M.2 SSD.

 

Benefits

 

Using UBOX Mini, offers a number of benefits, especially in environments where efficient and reliable data management is crucial. Here are some of the potential advantages:

 

1. Increased Flexibility: The ability to convert M.2 NVMe SSDs to slim U.2 NVMe SSDs provides users with increased flexibility in their storage solutions. This can be particularly beneficial in data centers or other high-capacity storage environments. 

 

2. High-Speed Data Transfer: With data transfer speeds up to 40Gb (4000MB), this device allows for quick and efficient read/write operations, which can enhance overall system performance.

 

3. Compatibility: The product supports M.2 NVMe SSDs of varying sizes from 42mm to 80mm in length. This broad compatibility allows users to utilize a variety of SSDs, reducing hardware limitations.

 

4. Enhanced Durability and Thermal Management: The robust metal chassis offers superior protection for your SSD, while the integrated heat sink ensures effective thermal management. This can potentially extend the lifespan of your SSD and prevent performance degradation due to overheating.

 

5. Streamlined Installation and Removal: The device's user-centric design, featuring a two-screw mechanism, facilitates effortless installation and removal of M.2 SSDs. This feature significantly conserves time and reduces exertion, making it particularly beneficial in settings where frequent drive updates or modifications are necessary.

 

6. Space-Efficient: The conversion to a 9.5mm slim form factor allows for better utilization of space in tight storage environments or systems.

 

In summary, using this product could improve performance, extend hardware lifespan, provide greater flexibility, and save both space and time.

 

Superior data transfer

 

This feature enables swift data transfers up to 40Gb (4000MB), contributing significantly to efficiency and productivity. This impressive speed aids in reducing system lag during data-heavy operations, enabling faster system boot-ups, quicker software loading, and more efficient file transfers. Particularly in high-demand environments, such as data centers or workstations, this can ensure peak performance even with large data volumes.

 

 

M.2 to U.2 conversion

 

UBOX Mini has an integral feature of transformation of M.2 NVMe SSDs into a 2.5" NVMe SSD, while keeping the profile sleek with a thin 9.5mm form factor. This conversion capability allows for greater versatility in storage solutions. The slim form factor ensures compatibility with a wide range of systems, without compromising the space within the device setup. Especially in settings where space management is critical, such as data centers or compact system builds, the slim form factor proves beneficial.

 

Standard Design with SFF-8639 connector

 

The Conforming U.2 Interface is a standout feature of this device, accurately aligning with the dimensions and connector location (SFF8639) of a conventional U.2 SSD. This ensures a high level of compatibility with existing storage infrastructure, allowing the device to be seamlessly integrated into a wide range of systems without the need for additional adapters or modifications. This can result in significant savings in both time and resources. The adherence to the U.2 standard also ensures that the device can take full advantage of the U.2 interface's benefits, including high-speed data transfers, improved scalability, and hot-swapping capabilities. Therefore, not only does this feature increase ease of integration, but it also allows the device to maximize storage performance and functionality.

 

Broad Compatibility

 

UBOX Mini accommodates M.2 NVMe SSDs of varying lengths, ranging from 42mm to 80mm (2242, 2260, 2280). This adaptability ensures that the device can work with a diverse range of SSDs, regardless of their size, thereby removing hardware restrictions and offering greater flexibility for users. It also enables the device to support the evolving designs of M.2 SSDs, ensuring its relevance and usability as new models are introduced. This broad compatibility eliminates the need to purchase multiple conversion tools for different SSDs, providing cost savings. It also simplifies inventory management for businesses and reduces downtime when swapping drives, as a single device can handle a variety of SSD sizes. This compatibility feature positions the device as an essential, all-encompassing tool in any data-heavy environment, streamlining operations and enhancing overall efficiency.

Durable Construction

 

This feature ensures that this device is not only functional but also resilient. It is equipped with a metal chassis, which provides robust protection for the M.2 SSD. This sturdy build safeguards the SSD from potential physical damage, which is especially crucial in environments where the device is subject to regular handling or is in close proximity to other hardware. The robust construction can extend the lifespan of both the device and the SSD it houses, providing long-term reliability and preventing premature failure that could lead to data loss. In addition, the metal chassis can also provide some level of heat dissipation, contributing to the thermal management of the SSD and helping to maintain optimal performance. This feature, therefore, not only ensures the physical integrity of the SSD but also contributes to the stability and reliability of data storage and transfer operations.

Optimal thermal management

 

Optimal Thermal Management, a key feature of the UBOX Mini, utilizes an integrated heat sink and an adhesive heat pad that manages the heat produced by the M.2 SSD during high-intensity operations. This heat management prevents potential heat-related damage, ensuring the SSD's optimal performance and longevity. In high-demand, data-intensive transferring environments, this feature is crucial for maintaining reliable and consistent operation.

Applications

 

The UBOX Mini, with its unique features, can find utility in a broad array of applications.

 

1. Data Centers: With its ability to convert M.2 NVMe SSDs into 9.5mm U.2 NVMe SSDs, the UBOX Mini could be an asset in data centers where high-capacity, high-speed storage solutions are needed. Its broad compatibility with various SSD lengths and effective thermal management make it suitable for the dense, high-heat environment of a data center.

 

2. Professional Workstations: For video editors, 3D graphic designers, and other professionals working with large files and requiring fast data access, the UBOX Mini can provide the fast data transfer rates needed for these workloads.

 

3. Enterprise Servers: The UBOX Mini's durable construction and optimal thermal management would be useful in enterprise servers, which require reliable, always-on storage solutions that can handle intensive read/write operations.

 

4. High-Performance Computing (HPC): In HPC environments that involve complex computational tasks like machine learning, scientific computing, or big data analysis, the UBOX Mini can contribute to system performance by providing high-speed, reliable storage.

 

5. Gaming Systems: For gamers who want to reduce game load times and ensure smooth performance, the UBOX Mini's high data transfer speeds can help improve the gaming experience.

 

 

 


 
Model No UBOX Mini ( M.2 NVMe Converter )
Interfaces 1 x SFF-8639
Compatible Drives 1 x M / B + M key M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (2242/2260/2280)
(high 9.5mm)
Storage Mode JBOD - Independent Mode 
Operating System Windows, Linux
Electrical and
Operating 
Requirements
* Line voltage: 12V + 5V DC
* Operating temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
* Storage temperature: -4° to 116° F (-20° to 47° C)
* Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
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